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March of Time -- outtakes -- Atrocities at Ohrdruf; Trial

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2243 | Film ID: 867

07:12:43-07:16:04 Atrocities at Ohrdruf, Germany. MS of civilians, and captured Nazi officials get off truck. CU German officer with a Red Cross armband on his sleeve near jeep. Pan shot of same officer joining other German civilians and officials outside slave labor camp. LS Germans tour camp, looking at bodies of dead inmates lying on ground. Germans listen as American officer reads atrocity story to them. CU officer reading. Closer shots of dead bodies. German official shakes head. American officer urges them enter shed containing other bodies. German officer with cross armband tries to refuse and is pushed in. Germans going in. Dead bodies in piles on floor of shed. Germans leave shed, some holding handkerchiefs to their noses and mouths, another clamping his hands and shaking his head in disbelief. German and American soldiers in yard ouside shed.

07:16:04-07:18:59 Dachau, Germany, Trial. American army officer testifies at trial of Nazi soldier accused of murdering American soldiers at the Battle of the Buldge. Two close shots of Nazi soldiers wearing numbers in the prisoner box. American testifying; German translator, sitting next to him, translates speech for German prisoners. American soldier rises from witness chair, walks to prisoner box, identifies Nazi who committed the shooting.

Film Title
Signal Corps #4
Event:  1950 April
Ohrdruf, Germany
Dachau, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:35
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